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  • TWELVE SHORT STORIES

    Urdu:

    Maqsood Hasni

    Translated By:

    Sh. Najam

    Free Abuzar Barqi Kutabkhana

    June 2o17

  • 1-AN INCOMLETE MAN

    2-MAN AND HYPOCRISY

    3-ONE DIES BUT SURVIVES

    4-WISH

    5-HIT BELOW THE BELT

    6-THE SWAY OF TERROR

    7-GOD IS OMNIPOTENT

    8-GOD AND SUBMISSIVENESS

    9-THE TRAGEDY OF AN EDUCATED

    WIFE

    10-THE NECESSITY OF PELF

    11-POVERTY AND DAUGHTER

    12-NO PAIN NO GAIN

  • AN INCOMLETE MAN

    It is quite strange that people consider

    me a biped and I have also the right of

    vote. I am cordially invited to the

    ceremonies of weddings. Man has proved

    very callous regarding subsistence and

    happily allots me my due share. Like

    other human beings, I have to cover my

    body. People have also blesses me with

    the facility of traveling and have not

    imposed any restriction in the case of

  • buying something. Likewise, government

    provides me the complete preservation of

    my life and, if I commit any crime, I am

    punished for it. There is no land which is

    prohibited for me. So, man has not

    called me a beast and it is enough to

    prove that I belong to the race of human

    beings. Despite accepting all these facts,

    it is quite strange that men do not

    consider me man and women are not ready

    to accept me a member of their sex. If

    these sexes, man and woman, give me the

  • title of middle sex. It is bearable to some

    extent. But the fact is that a large

    majority of men and women regard me as

    a separate creature. Muslims deem the

    non-Muslim a different race and, in the

    same way, no Muslim have the same

    feelings for Muslims and, due to it, there

    take place many clashes between these two

    communities. They shed blood of each

    other very heartlessly but, despite all

    these ideological and emotional

    divergence, they consider each other

  • human. Enmities and affections proper

    among them and emulate one another.

    The theory of give and take also

    continues. When they are entangled in

    troubles and there is no way to escape,

    they do not hesitate to violate religious

    values and this is their birth right. Man

    woman are come of different sees so they

    are respectable and they care for each

    others rights. They live together and, in fact, are inseparable from each other

    and, without the entity of one; the other is

  • incomplete and half battered. In the case

    of disparity, they try to settle their

    conflicts by mutual concurrence. Owing to

    this mutual link, sincerity and loyalty, it

    seems that man is a combination of man

    and woman. Despite being a human, I

    am not linked up with man and woman

    socially, as they are connected with each

    other. In fact, I am considered a toy or

    the ape of a juggler. These two sexes

    regard themselves to be crown creatures

    and everything is I inferior and cheeps

  • expect them. Although everyone deems the

    other person inferior on individual level

    and considered him to be the bone of

    contention and, on the contrary, the wench

    has too the feelings of superiority and has

    basic importance in this cosmos. It is

    quite strange that people consider me a

    biped and I have also the right of vote. I

    am cordially invited to the ceremonies of

    weddings. Man has proved very callous

    regarding subsistence and happily allots

    me my due share. Like other human

  • beings, I have to cover my body. People

    have also blesses me with the facility of

    traveling and have not imposed any

    restriction in the case of buying

    something. Likewise, government

    provides me the complete preservation of

    my life and, if I commit any crime, I am

    punished for it. There is no land which is

    prohibited for me. So, man has not

    called me a beast and it is enough to

    prove that I belong to the race of human

    beings. Despite accepting all these facts,

  • it is quite strange that men do not

    consider me man and women are not ready

    to accept me a member of their sex. If

    these sexes, man and woman, give me the

    title of middle sex. It is bearable to some

    extent. But the fact is that a large

    majority of men and women regard me as

    a separate creature. Muslims deem the

    non-Muslim a different race and, in the

    same way, non- Muslim have the same

    feelings for Muslims and, due to it, there

    take place many clashes between these two

  • communities. They shed blood of each

    other very heartlessly but, despite all

    these ideological and emotional

    divergence, they consider each other

    human. Enmities and affections proper

    among them and emulate one another.

    The theory of give and take also

    continues. When they are entangled in

    troubles and there is no way to escape,

    they do not hesitate to violate religious

    values and this is their birth right. Man

    woman are come of different sees so they

  • are respectable and they care for each

    others rights. They live together and, in fact, are inseparable from each other

    and, without the entity of one, the other is

    incomplete and half battered. In the case

    of disparity, they try to settle their

    conflicts by mutual concurrence. Owing to

    this mutual link, sincerity and loyalty, it

    seems that man is a combination of man

    and woman. Despite being a human, I

    am not linked up with man and woman

    socially, as they are connected with each

  • other. In fact, I am considered a toy or

    the ape of a juggler. These two sexes

    regard themselves to be crown creatures

    and everything is I fervor and cheap

    expect them. Although everyone deems the

    other person inferior on individual level

    and considered him to be the bone of

    contention and, on the contrary, the wench

    has too the feelings of superiority and has

    basic importance in this cosmos.

  • MAN AND HYPOCRISY

    I am quite agreed that there is a hell of

    difference between hearing and seeing

    and, in fact, the importance of this

    proverb is proved when we accept

    everything with cogent arguments.

    Similarly, the process of research should

    not be one-sided. It is the duty of the

    man who conducts research, to keep in

    view both aspects positive as well as

    negative without demarcation, between the

  • two. Although I had a cursory meeting

    with Mr Wali, I came to know that,

    despite being a member of the upper

    class, he was simple- minded and

    gracious person. He talked very

    generously and never tried to prove that he

    belonged to an aristocratic family. Some

    people came to see him during our meeting

    he politely and cheerfully received them.

    Owing to his excellent, behavior, he was

    not a capitalist but, in fact, he was the

    stooe of a capitalist. Wealth and

  • humanity could not go together. My

    doubt was not based on rationality

    because he was really great. He had his

    own mills, lands and transport.

    Although wealth and humanity are

    self-contradictory yet the man, who

    possesses these two characteristics, ought

    to be dubbed as an angel. I found him

    well-wisher and named him The affectionate god I venerated him very much. I chanced to encounter him many

    times after this meeting and found in him

  • the same polite behavior and affection. If

    any one called him bad, I could not

    believe it, because I had had very lengthy

    meeting with him. Many workers had

    also described many incidents of his

    generosity. As I myself chanced to

    experience his affection there was no

    ground to deny them. Some of his

    laborers leveled some allegations against

    him and I regarded them as vindictive

    and malicious figures. Some people

    always feel jealous of the progress and

  • prosperity of others. I thought, man

    should not pay attention to them because

    threw exists a difference between

    observation and hearsay. One day, my

    former verdict about him proved

    unfounded. It so happened that he used

    to come to see his sister-in-law and

    many underdogs also went to him in order

    to have alms and he never disappointed

    them. He considered his sister- in-law

    his mother and gave her latest clothes and

    fruits. He regarded her husband as a

  • celestial biped. One day, I got wind of

    his illegal relations with the daughter of

    this celestial biped. It was quite

    unbelievable because I did not expect such

    rumors about him. The other thing was

    that she was thirty years younger than he

    and a civilized person could not fall from

    his lofty stature. One day, this rumor

    became hot potato and everybody got

    aware of this relations. He got married to

    her and tortured his wife Hazra by

    appointing this co-wife. Hazra

  • co-operated with him when he was

    leading a life of complete penury. He

    used to praise her attitude of tolerance

    and patience and called her goddess of faith. He admire her qualiti